Floyd Shivambu has claimed that “white people” and judges are united in their defence of capitalism in South Africa.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Deputy President made the claim in a tweet he posted on Monday afternoon.
REALITY is that white people in South Africa, including Judges are 100% united in Defence of the capitalist establishment as represented by the incumbent.
They will do everything in their power to defend their interests. We will never retreat, nor surrender!!EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu
Shivambu appeared to be responding to the North Gauteng High Court’s ruling earlier on Monday in favour of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Judge Sulet Potterill granted Gordhan an interim interdict suspending the implementation of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s remedial actions against him.
The matter relates to Mkhwebane’s report on the so-called rogue unit at the South African Revenue Service (Sars).
Mkhwebane found that Gordhan had violated the Constitution by taking part in the unit’s establishment when he was still Sars Commissioner.
Public Protector and EFF both opposed Gordhan’s application for the interim interdict, but lost.
EFF has now vowed to appeal the ruling at the Constitutional Court, suggesting that Judge Potterill was biased against EFF and Public Protector’s “black” lawyers.
In another tweet, Shivambu slammed Judge Potterill for “prematurely pronouncing” on the legal status of the “rogue unit” before the actual review application hearing.
There’s an ongoing trial against Rugue Unit, and there’s an IGI Report on the unlawfulness and its many illegal activities, but in defense of the establishment, a white judge is prematurely pronouncing on it. The disdain through which she treated black Advocates was telling! [Sic]EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu
He went further to suggest that the judiciary has been “captured by the New Dawn capitalist establishment.”